**This is a sponsored post on behalf of PBS. All opinions are my own.** I used to hate summer break as a kid. I blame my mother, —bless her amazing heart that I now realize was only trying to do the right thing —and books. Don’t get me wrong, I loved stories –listening to them, telling them, writing them. I just hated to read independently
When it comes to Marvel superhero movies, I feel like there are two types of people: true fans and people who I don’t get at all. For those of you who are in the true Marvel fans category, you probably already know that Avengers: Infinity War Blu-ray is set to be released today! Chances are also that, if you’re a true fan, you’re seriously looking
In my mind, movie directors are these beret wearing dudes clad, head to toe, in black, rocking a pair of patent leather kicks, sans socks. They’re the kind of dudes who speak of themselves in the third person, always look bothered when you approach them, and carry around a massive book they probably aren’t really reading, written ages before electricity was a thing. So, you
I was invited to join Disney in Los Angeles for the Christopher Robin movie premier and press junket earlier this month. I had the opportunity to experience a star-studded red carpet premier and interview talented members of the Christopher Robin film cast, including Jim Cummings, the voice actor who plays Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, Hayley Atwell who’s cast as Evelyn Robin, Christopher’s wife, and
I love superheroes. Love. Love. Love. I have gone to the movies to see every single film in the Marvel Universe up to Avengers: Infinity War since the very first film in the franchise, Iron Man, was released. That is 19 movies. About superheroes. That I have paid to watch on the big screen. And, I can’t even blame my sons for it because it’s
Hayley Atwell walked into the press room for our interview sparkling. Her midi skirt, one I wish I’d had the courage to ask where she got it, was made of large golden sequins, and her shoes where covered with golden flecks of glitter that reminded me of something Cinderella would wear. She had a smile to match and was glowy and shiny from head to
I prepared for my interview with Jim Cummings, the voice of Winnie the Pooh in Disney’s Christopher Robin, like all the rest: by skimming his Wikipedia entry. I know it’s not the standard method and that many people do countless hours of research and background work so they can go into an interview with the hard hitting, one-of-a-kind questions, but I’m just not that writer.
Winnie the Pooh is one of those classic characters that pretty much everyone has a history with –you had a stuffed toy as a child, your mom used to read you the bedtime stories, you had this one night shirt with Pooh in a sleeping cap that you always wore to sleepovers in elementary school. I could go on here, but you get the point.
Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin have been an iconic part of children’s lives since A. A. Milne shared the beautiful stories of love and friendship inspired by his son and his son’s teddy bear in 1926. Since the original story was written, numerous other characters have been added, and various adaptations have been created to share the magic of childhood as experienced by a